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4 Wheel Alignment

Alastair Reid Garages have recently invested in a 4 wheel alignment tool as part of continuing to ensure your car is kept at its peak of performance. The 4 wheel alignment tool enables our technicians to easily and quickly analyse issues associated with poor wheel alignment.

 Service brake repairsThere are a number of benefits to having your vehicle checked for alignment in all 4 wheels. Not only does it ensure that all wheels are true and running with each other, it can help you save money too.

Benefits of 4 wheel alignment

  • Increase Fuel Efficiency. When your vehicle has all 4 tyres aligned correctly, your wheels are working together they way that they should. If there are even slight misalignments with just 1 tyre then you are increasing friction on the road and using more fuel.
  • Reduce vehicle repair bills. With your 4 tyres running together then all is well. However, if one of your tyres is not alignned correctly then it places extra stress on your steering and suspension, potentially leading to more repair work
  • Experience smoother driving. One of the tangible benefits of having your wheels correctly aligned is the driving experience is smoother. Where there is a misalignment with tyres then the vehicle can be pulling to the left or right, making driving harder, more tiring and possibly more dangerous.
  • Inprove vehicle safety. Easier driving, fewer repair bills and fuel economy are all nice but we want to know our family are safe in the vehicle. Ensuring all 4 wheels are aligned will help keep us as safe as the vehicle will be performing to its designed wheel alignment.
  • Less wear and tear on your tyres means that tyre life is extended. It also means that your tread wears evenly and tyres last for the full rated mileage quoted by the manufacturers.

While some of these benefits may seem a little overstated, but lets look at some figures. Imagine that one of your tyres is slightly out of alignmentment compared to the other three. Then while it is rolling forward with the other tyres, there will also be a sideways drag on the tyre, due to the alignment error. If this alignment was a little as 1 inch then that is the equivalent of dragging your tyre sideways by 100 feet for every mile you drive. What impact can that have on your tyres?

Similarly, with fuel efficiency. Tests have shown that fuel efficiency can improve by up to 7% by correcting wheel alignment errors. That means that for an average 10,000 mile driving year your would be buying enough fuel to drive 10,700 miles. How much is that costing?

Book a 4 wheel alignment check with Alastair Reid Garages today. At least that way you will know if everything is ok, and if not your can rectify it before it becomes a problem.

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Full range of services in Perth garage and Guildtown garage - MOT, servicing, tyres, exhausts, engineering etc.

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You can visit Independent Alastair Reid Garages in complete confidence, knowing you will be looked after. Not only do we guarantee all of our work (parts and labour) for 12 months, we also subscribe to codes of practice. As a Bosch appointed service centre we adhere to the OFT code of conduct for garages, in addition we are members of the Scottish Motor Trade Association, Good Garage Scheme and Motor Codes, all of which give you security in the knowledge we will take care of you and your vehicle. In the unlikely event that you wish to challenge the work that Alastair Reid Garages have undertaken, then please contact the garage directly in the first instance. Should you not be happy that this issue is resolved then you can contact Motor Codes via their website, they provide dispute resolution services on behalf of Alastair Reid Garages.